Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!
"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
FYI: Deadline, Spanish corpora, Chinese site
Due to some conflicting dealines, the IJCAI-97 Workshop on Ontologies|
and Multilingual NLP submission deadline is extended: new submission
Monday March 24
See the full annoucement at <http://crl.nmsu.edu/Events/IJCAI/>